Apply to be an Orientation Leader!
Every great Cabrini story has a beginning. Be there to help write the first chapters of someone’s successful college experience.
Sign up to be an Orientation Leader today and gain valuable leadership and interpersonal skills as you help incoming first-year students write the beginning chapters of their Cabrini success story.
Ensuring that an incoming first-year student has the best orientation experience they can have is rewarding for all involved.
- Orientation Leader Application
- All application materials are due Feb. 3.
Orientation Leader Training is held in August.
- All meals are included during training and Orientation.
- Resident students have the opportunity to move into their rooms early.
Orientation Leader Duties & Responsibilities
Providing guidance and information about Cabrini University to new students and their guests is the role of the Orientation Leader:
- assist in the program planning and preparation
- build welcome packets
- check students in and officially welcome them to Cabrini
- lead icebreakers and team builders to help new students become acquainted with each other and their environment
- facilitate discussions among groups of students and their families
- explain policies and expectations
- give brief tours of campus and highlight various aspects of campus life
- provide information during workshops
- create a fun and exciting experience during Orientation
Orientation Leader Requirements
- full-time undergraduate student status at Cabrini
- good disciplinary and behavioral standing
- 12 credit hours completed at Cabrini by May of the year applying
- 2.0 overall grade point average
- completion of all Orientation Leader training sessions and attendance at all meetings
- a positive attitude and comfort leading a group of students through the entire program
- excellent knowledge of Cabrini’s resources, traditions, core values, history, and student life opportunities
- commitment to working long hours during training and Orientation
Orientation Leaders must also represent the Orientation program both publicly and privately at all times, including appropriate information included on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
An Orientation Leader must make a commitment to the program and helping new students and their families.
Because Cabrini is a new place for new students and their families, you may be asked the same questions over and over, so patience is important.
You must maintain high standards of ethical behavior and professionalism during the program and all training activities.
Orientation Leaders gain:
- personal satisfaction from helping new students and their guests
- the opportunity to make new friends with fellow OLs and with group members
- the opportunity to work with a diverse group of fun and exciting people
- enhanced networking skills and resources
- the chance to develop your personal strengths, abilities, and skills in communication and organization
The work hours are long and can be exhausting, and there is little private time or privacy during Orientation, but the job is very rewarding.